Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MILESTONE! Eli drinks by mouth!

Elijah was so cute tonight as he sat on the dinner table and grabbed at Daddy's silverware. We got him some spoons of his own, and of course, that meant he needed something to dip them in. Melissa got a bowl of ranch dressing, and while we always hope he'll like new tastes and textures, we could not have anticipated how vigorously he'd attack the ranch. You can't know how excited we were to watch him do the following: 1. Repeatedly taste something new. 2. Allow the spoon to enter past his lips (instead of only sending his tongue out to the food). 3. Holding the spoon on his own (as well as he can). 4. Asking for MORE!
But he didn't stop there. From time to time he enjoys the feeling of water pouring on his face, and he likes to stick his tongue out and taste the water, but we haven't had much success getting him to swallow the water. TONIGHT HE SWALLOWED THE WATER. Over and over and over and over. Here, see for yourself:



Keep praying for Elijah! His parents keep lists in their heads of all the things doctors told us he'd never be able to do, and each time HE DOES THEM, we thank Jesus. So does Eli!

6 comments:

Emily Kaye said...

That is AWESOME!!!! I'm so excited to see ya'll next week!

Lora L Roberts said...

AWESOME. Jeremy loves to watch Eli's videos...

Hewett Happenings said...

I LOVE when they can check something off the list of things that they will never be able to do. It may not be on a conventional timeline, or in a conventional way, but in HIS timing. I can't tell you how many things Hannah is doing that doctors said she woud never be able to do: feeding herself, holding a bottle, holding a cup, wiping her bottom etc. Not necessarily the conventional way, but she is doing it.

Way to go Eli!!! Keep pushing on. You keep showing everyone the HE is in control.

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear of more accomplishments by Eli. He is really changing and learning so many things. Thanks for the updates.
Pete and Linda

Amy said...

Yea Eli! You are so awesome! Love you bud!

Amy

Anonymous said...

I know Eli said "Thank You Bobbie".
That was what he said, was it not, Melissa? Anyway, that is what I heard and it was such a sweet expression. You are soooo welcome, Elijah. We love you so much and I love the way you can whisper and know how to cheer for the accomplishment. What a boy ! ! !
God love you real good and hold you in His arms.